Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jonah's Super Star Quilt

Super Star quilt for my 2 year old cousin, Jonah!

Stripey Backside - w/ his Initials - Jonah Arnold S.
My awesome cousins Jonathan and Lauren live far away in Michigan, and I wish I could see them more often. I was excited when they commissioned a custom quilt for their little boy, Jonah's, first big boy bed. Jonah is not only getting a new twin sized bed and quilt, but a new little sibling in less than a month!

Lauren and I collaborated on colors and design. She wanted a very similar quilt to one found on PB Kids, but more custom w/ light green accents and a reversible back. 

Hand Appliqued Stars using Green Embroidery Floss
 These stars were a learning process for me. I used stencils, a foundation layer, and turned edge applique for the first time. Not to mention Hand Appliqueing each star with a Blanket Stitch!

Straight Line Quilting
For the back I simply pieced strips of green, white, navy, light blue, and a light blue and white "ticking stripe" patterned fabric.

Jonah Arnold!

 Last minute addition was a throw pillow w/ a patchwork "J" and 2 appliqued stars.  

Envelope enclosure
J is for Jonah!

 Jonah's twin bed is on it's way, and according to his mom he can't wait to snuggle under his new quilt! Looking forward to the pictures of it in use. Congrats on your new bed and new sibling, Jonah Arnold....ENJOY!